Housing is fundamental to achieving economic stability, better health outcomes, and thriving families and communities.
But systemic racism in the policies and laws that drive housing development and community investment result in skyrocketing rents, substandard living conditions, and continuing segregation of Black and Brown communities. We advocate at the local, state, and national levels to address the crisis in affordable housing in America, to enforce equal opportunity for housing, and to fight for tenants’ rights to healthy homes and neighborhoods.
A statement from the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.
While natural disasters do not discriminate, their long-term impact disproportionately falls on low-income communities of color.
Crime-free nuisance ordinances do not make communities safer.
The United States is facing a lead crisis on a national scale — and it’s harming low-income children of color the most.
A proposed rule would upend the longstanding legal standard of disparate impact.
A collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of structural racism.
Illinois landlords cannot threaten or evict tenants because of their immigration status
Housing protections for justice-involved people in Illinois
Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The policy of aldermanic prerogative has hindered development of affordable housing and racial integration in the City of Chicago